Govt to intensify indigenisation – Mugabe

via Govt to intensify indigenisation — Mugabe – The Zimbabwe Independent by Paidamoyo Muzulu September 17, 2013

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe said today his government will pursue with renewed vigour indigenisation of the economy and make parastatal heads to sign performance related contracts.

Mugabe made the remarks in his official opening statement that was delivered to a house full of Zanu PF legislators after MDC-T members boycotted the event.

The speech reinforced his campaign manifesto that was hinged on indigenisation and economic revival of industries.

“Implementation of the country’s indigenisation and economic empowerment laws is to be pursued with renewed vigour,” Mugabe said, “This is in order to ensure that our people become significant stakeholders and not bystanders in the running of the national economy.”

Mugabe said the government will also revamp the ailing parastatals into high performance and competitive entities since they have the capability to contribute 40% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

“To reinforce this thrust, heads of all parastatals and local authorities will henceforth be required to sign performance contracts and adopt the Results Based Management approach in order to engender accountability for results and ensure efficient service delivery,” he said.

Mugabe tabled over 26 Bills for consideration in parliament during this session. Among the bills to be brought to the house are Land Commission Bill, Consumer Protection Bill, Zimbabwe Quality Standards and Regulatory Authority Bill, Border Posts Authority Bill, Mines and Minerals Bill and National Prosecution Authority Bill.

Land Commission Bill will give legal underpinning to the establishment of the Zimbabwe Land Commission. Consumer Protection Bill and Zimbabwe Quality Standards Regulatory Authority Bill seek to protect the rights of consumers and to foster fair trade.

The Border Posts authority Bill will facilitate the efficient movement of all forms of traffic at the country’s border posts and another bill to facilitate the takeover of collection of toll fees from Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) by Zimbabwe National Roads (Zinara) Administration.

Mines and Minerals Bill is intended to boost mineral development and maximise benefits accruing to the country from its rich and diverse mineral endowment.

The National Prosecution Authority Bill will make it possible for the independent body (NPA) to take over functions previously performed by the Criminal Division of the Attorney General’s Office



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    Tjingababili 11 years ago


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    Lindy Forster 11 years ago

    Remember Uganda and what happened to Idi Amin.

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    Dzoromuvhu 11 years ago

    It is easy to say than to do. You forgot the Issuance of Passport Bill, the Birth Certificate; and the Identity Documents bills meant to collect extra revenue for the government for holding the basic documents required by all and sundry. All monkey and baboons will henceforth be forced to hold the essential doc, Min of Environmental bla bla, Kasikawena will quickly work on the modalities. With immediate effect (or immediate fact), any baboon wishing to cross from Mash East to Manicaland needs a passport with a valid permit.

    But what’s the benefit of registering anyway? You don’t need a birth certificate or I’d to live in your village. They know you already! Life span is now 20 years, you take the ID at 18 and die at 20, with your brand new ID, b4 even casting your first vote. Such identity docs are not recorded as dead, whc are used to rig elections 2 year later.

    Don’t take Id docs guys

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    Now there will be performance related contracts? 33 years on?
    I am sure the speech writers giggle when Bob reads out this drivel.

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    kevin 11 years ago

    Indigenization actually works (not sure if it is good for te people) Look at AirZim, NRZ, Dairiboard, CAPS, UZ in 1980 and then now, Mpilo, Parirenyatwa, our roads. Need I say more. Ofcourse we now have mansions carved out mountains, Mercedes for ministers instead of 504’s.

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